Melanie Laurent-Helmed French Environmental Documentary TOMORROW to Open Today

Melanie Laurent-Helmed French Environmental Documentary TOMORROW to Open Today

Popular French actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and activist Cyril Dion's César Award-winning environmentally-themed documentary TOMORROW (Demain) will open theatrically in Los Angeles, New York and other markets on April 21 - to coincide with Earth Day celebrations on April 22. The film is being released by New York based distribution company Under The Milky Way. Watch the trailer here:

Upon its theatrical roll out in France, Tomorrow earned critical acclaim, winning the Best Documentary Feature César Award, which is the French equivalent of the Academy Award. The documentary turned out to be a box office hit in that country as well, grossing over $10.4 million. More locally, in Los Angeles, the film won the COLCOA French Film Festival Award for Best Documentary. After its phenomenal box-office success in France, Under The Milky Way expects Tomorrow will resonate with American audiences due to the fact that sustainable development is currently being hotly debated with the U.S. political scene.

Tomorrow follows Laurent and Dion as they travel around the world to follow people offering concrete and simple solutions to resolve environmental and social challenges faced by all. Shortly after giving birth to her first child, Laurent became increasingly aware of the eco-dangers and the state of urgency that her son will face in the future. Laurent and Dion, and their crew, decided to travel to 10 countries to investigate what could cause such disasters and find ways to prevent it. Tomorrow is structured around the filmmakers' meetings with people who have developed practical schemes to face environmental and social challenges in search of solutions that can help save the next generations. The result is an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundreds of communities.

From the US to the UK and through Finland and India, they traveled together to visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects and community-owned renewable initiatives to highlight people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy and education. Their common ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.

A Digital Distributor with 13 offices around the world, Under The Milky Way has steadily acquired a slate of critically acclaimed foreign gems for theatrical release in the US. Their most recent acquisitions include Un Certain Regard favorite The Student from Russia, French thriller Made in France, indie rom-com Swim Little Fish Swim and French comedy What's in a Name?<